Quilting Bees are small groups that meet to work on individual or group projects.  They may be social gatherings or work study groups with a specific quilt related focus.  There are a number of bees in the Guild and some are closed because of size limitations. The Guild encourages members to participate in and create new Bees. Any group of members can create a Bee.

If you are interested in joining a bee or starting a bee, contact Raf Chavez, the Beekeeper at


Bee Incognito . . .(full)
Contact: Nancy Elkin
Meets Monday evenings at different member’s home
Focus on own projects


Bee In Stitches . . .(full)
Contact: Linnea Egbert
Meets Tuesdays at the Village at Northrise, 9-1:30 pm
Focus on own projects and community cupboard quilts

Honey Bees . . . (open)
Contact: Kate Coffman
Meets Thursday at the Village at Northrise, 9-2:30 pm
Focus on own projects and community cupboard

Long Arm Quilters . . . (open)
Contact: Elaine Doornbos
Meeting date, time and location varies
Focus on longarm quilting

Loose Threads . . . (full)
Contact: Cheryl Price
Meets Tuesdays at Cheryl’s home, 9-12 pm
Focus on community service/general quilting

Material Girls . . . (full)
Contact: Mary McKinney
Meets Fridays at Karen Ivey’s home, 9:30-12 pm
Focus on own projects

Sew Bee It . . . (open)
Contact: Nena Turning
Meets 1st, 2nd & 4th Mondays at the Village at Northrise,10A-12N
Open to new members.  We focus on our own projects and some community service

Project Linus (Las Cruces Chapter of the National Organization) . . . (open)
Contact: Suzy Stolzfus
Meets 3rd Wednesday, Good Samaritan Village 9-1 pm
Focus to make blankets to distribute to the 38 organizations that serve children in trauma

Stitch At A Time . . . (full)
Contact: Brenda VanDyke
Meets Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church on Boutz 9-1 pm
Focus on handwork only

The Old Batts . . . (open to experienced hand quilters)
Contact: Linnea Egbert
Meets Wednesdays in home of person whose quilt is in the frame 9:30-1 pm
Focus on hand quilting

UU Bee Welcome . . . (open)
Contact: Chris Ramsey
Meets Wednesdays at Unitarian Universalist Church, 10-4 pm
Focus to Inspire, Conspire, Support, Learn and Laugh

Will Work For Fabric . . . (open)
Meet on Saturday, alternating Sundays and Thursday evenings
Contact B J Alford
Focus on learning different techniques from each other